What to Expect on a Sunday Morning
When you arrive
Enter at the main entrance on the side of the building. This entrance is handicapped accessible.
You will be greeted at the door by friendly people (we call them greeters) who will say hello, answer any questions you may have, give you a bulletin for the worship service, and direct you to a Sunday School class or the auditorium. There is a guest book for you to sign.
Sunday School, 9:00 a.m.
There are Sunday School classes for all ages.
Before the worship service
You are welcome to sit wherever you wish in the auditorium. A greeter or usher can assist you if you need a hearing aid.
The worship service, 10:00 a.m.
A typical service lasts about 75 minutes and includes a call to worship, prayer, singing, scripture reading, children’s time, sermon (approximately 20 minutes), congregational sharing time, offering, and benediction. A variety of music is included in a service. Along with Praise and Worship songs that are projected on the screen, we use four songbooks, Hymnal: A Worship Book, Sing the Journey, Sing the Story and occasionally, The Mennonite Hymnal.
People of all ages are often involved in the service – from worship and song leaders to scripture readers and "A Conversation with Children", is a time during the worship service when children are invited forward for a story especially for them.
Children and adults are invited to go to tables in the front to color pictures during the sermon.
Congregational sharing time is an open sharing time when people in the congregation are invited to share prayer concerns, praises, and/or announcements.
When the worship service is over
Be prepared for people to introduce themselves to you. Many in the congregation enjoy meeting new people.
Child care is provided for children 4 and younger, however, children are welcomed in our service. Activity bags are available for children ages preschool through grade 5. Children (and adults) are invited to color on the tables in the front during the sermon. All of our childcare workers have background checks per our Child Protection Policy.
Members and visitors to New Holland wear comfortable and casual clothing—for some this may be blue jeans and for others a shirt and tie. Women wear skirts, jeans, or slacks.
Fellowship meals are held most first Sunday's of the month. All are invited to stay for this delicious array of food.
Feel free to contact the church office or Pastor Dawn if you have any questions. We look forward to meeting you.